cover image - Pierson and Fairchild's Principles & Techniques of Patient Care - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource,5th Edition
ISBN: 9781455707096
Page Count: 416
Imprint: Saunders
List Price: $83.95

Pierson and Fairchild's Principles & Techniques of Patient Care - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 5th Edition

by Sheryl L. Fairchild, BS, PT
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource
cover image - Pierson and Fairchild's Principles & Techniques of Patient Care - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource,5th Edition
ISBN: 9781455707096
Page Count: 416
Imprint: Saunders
List Price: $83.95
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Build your PT and OT students’ patient care skills on a foundation of the proven practices found in this must-read text. In addition to clear "how-to" information on everything from positioning and draping, to patient transfer and ambulation activities, this text’s easy-to-understand rationales will give your students the "why" behind these proven techniques. This fifth edition also comes with new instructor and student resources on the Evolve companion website complete with videos, case studies, skills checklists, and more.

    • Clearly written instructions and full-color illustrations on patient care techniques and procedures cover topics such as proper lifting, patient transfers, basic wound care, and assessment of vital signs.
    • Insight into rationales and physiological principles explain why specific techniques and procedures are used.
    • More than 700 full-color photographs vividly demonstrate proper performance of techniques and procedures used in the assessment and management of patients in the rehabilitation setting.
    • Procedure boxes throughout the text offer additional tips for optimal assessment and management of patients in the rehabilitation setting.
    • Self-study and problem solving activities promote decision-making and problem solving skills.
    • NEW! Video clips and skills activities on companion Evolve site illustrate the techniques and procedures described in the text.
    • NEW! Content based on the ICF model, the model currently endorsed by the APTA and AOTA, reflects the current theories and practice guidelines of physical and occupational therapy.
    • NEW! Information on professionalism teaches about the guidelines that currently exist and how to apply those guidelines to patient interactions.
  • 1. Preparation Patient Care Activities

    2. Approaches to Infection Control

    3. Assessment of Vital Signs

    4. Body Mechanics

    5. Positioning and Draping

    6. Chapter Basic Exercise: Passive and Active

    7. Features and Activities of Wheeled Mobility Aids

    8. Transfer Activities

    9. Ambulation Aids, Patterns, and Activities

    10. Special Equipment and Patient Care Environments

    11. Basic Wound Care and Specialized Interventions

    12. Incidents and Emergencies

    13. Americans with Disabilities Act: A Review

    Bibliography

  • Sheryl L. Fairchild, BS, PT, Director, Rehab/Wellness, Memorial Hermann Northeast, Humble, TX
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